Chess games are a lot like feature movies. For instance, the chess moves can be thought of as the dialogue, strategic themes are the plot, and tactics are the fight scenes. Sometimes endgames are the final battle and other times just an epilogue. The average movie goer, much like an amateur chess player, often catch the main points but miss many important subtleties. Having an experienced chess coach review your chess games in detail, is akin to watching a movie with a good friend who is an expert in the history of film, who is capable of analyzing more than just plot and dialogue but also all of the cinematic subtleties such as lighting, camera angle, editing, microphone placement, etc.) Students who submit their games to me for review not only receive a synopsis of the main themes but also learn to understand the subtleties that 97% of chess players never even notice.
Note: Only games submitted in standard pgn format will be accepted for analysis. Games will be returned in pgn format with annotations.
Chris Torres is a nationally renowned scholastic chess coach working in the San Francisco Bay Area. His classes have attracted players of strengths ranging from rank beginners to world champions. A chess professional since 1998, Chris is widely recognized as one of the main driving forces behind the explosion in popularity and sudden rise in quality of scholastic chess in California. Chris Torres served as the President of the Torres Chess and Music Academy from 2005-2020 and currently is recognized as a correspondence chess master with the United States Chess Federation. Since 1998 Chris Torres has taught 6 individual national champions as well as led multiple school teams to win national championship titles. In addition, Chris Torres has directed and taught at 10 different schools which have been California State Champions at chess. In 2011 and 2012, several former and current students of Chris Torres have been selected to represent the United States at the World Youth Chess Championships. Mr. Torres’ hobbies include playing classical guitar and getting his students to appear on the national top 100 chess rating lists.
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